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Guido B
05-09-2010, 01:26 PM
Hello, everybody.
This 2 racquets have similar caracteristics, so I wanna know yours opinions about. Wich one has the best feeling, etc, etc, etc.

Thanks!

Mdubb23
05-09-2010, 02:47 PM
It depends which line you're talking about. Generally, the Extremes, in stock form, have been stiffer and easier to generate spin with (16 mains) than the Instincts, again in stock form, which have been softer, more comfortable, and less-spinny (18 mains). I still stand by the Austrian Liquidmetal Instincts as the best tweener frames of all time, especially with weight added to them. It's all personal preference though.

Guido B
05-09-2010, 02:57 PM
I play with a LM Radical, last week I bought a LM Instinct wich is more "permisive", trying to improve some things faster, I hitted with it yesterday, but It not felt good. My backhands were more centered, but in the forehand, I felt a horrible sensation. And now, I have curiosity to use an Extreme.

Mdubb23
05-09-2010, 03:37 PM
I play with a LM Radical, last week I bought a LM Instinct wich is more "permisive", trying to improve some things faster, I hitted with it yesterday, but It not felt good. My backhands were more centered, but in the forehand, I felt a horrible sensation. And now, I have curiosity to use an Extreme.

Try an Austrian Instinct. The Chinese ones (which I assume was the version you used, if you bought it last week) simply don't compare.

adso1973
05-09-2010, 03:56 PM
What about the new lines of the instinct like the microgel or the youtek?

tailofdog
05-09-2010, 03:56 PM
It depends which line you're talking about. Generally, the Extremes, in stock form, have been stiffer and easier to generate spin with (16 mains) than the Instincts, again in stock form, which have been softer, more comfortable, and less-spinny (18 mains). I still stand by the Austrian Liquidmetal Instincts as the best tweener frames of all time, especially with weight added to them. It's all personal preference though.

Head Liquidmetal Instinct Tour XL 16x19 string pattern is a THING OF BEAUTY

mutantducky
05-09-2010, 04:06 PM
I demoed the new Instinct and enjoyed it. really nice weight and feel.

Dan007
05-09-2010, 04:07 PM
Head Liquidmetal Instinct Tour XL 16x19 string pattern is a THING OF BEAUTY

yes indeed. I broke my very last instinct tour xl on a mishit overhead. I am now searching for suitable replacement.

Guido B
05-09-2010, 05:57 PM
What about the new lines of the instinct like the microgel or the youtek?

Shure, my question is Instinct in general (LM, MG, YT) against Extreme in general (MG, YT) I suposse there is not great changes between the same model in the diferents lines.
I love the Radical, but is a bit exigent for me. My idea is play for a time with a racquet easier, to improve a little, and then may be continue with the radical again.

I just wanna know if its better a LM Instinct, or a MG Extreme/Extreme pro for my purpose.
My feeling with the LM Instinct wasn't good. I'm asking me How would be the Extreme's feeling in comparison with the Instinct

Guido B
05-10-2010, 06:43 AM
Come on, guys! Did nobody use both racquets?

Doubles
05-10-2010, 02:01 PM
I have used both. The LiquidMetal Instinct is softer and has a more plush feel to it, it is great for touch shots. I currenty use the Extreme, at least for now, and it's great for Serve and Volley players (such as myself) as well as doubles specialists (such as myself) because it is stiff, and easy to generate pace and control with...

t-swede
05-11-2010, 12:51 PM
yes indeed. I broke my very last instinct tour xl on a mishit overhead. I am now searching for suitable replacement.

i can give you a source for the instinct tour xl in grip 5 and they might be from the last batch that was made in china email me at brankoofcourse@yahoo.com i dont see this being a problem since tw since long has discountinued this racket .
the swede

zapvor
05-11-2010, 04:45 PM
Hello, everybody.
This 2 racquets have similar caracteristics, so I wanna know yours opinions about. Wich one has the best feeling, etc, etc, etc.

Thanks!

really? they were opposites to me. extreme is way HH, whereas instinct is more swing friendly. the frame shape is very different too

Doubles
05-11-2010, 05:09 PM
really? they were opposites to me. extreme is way HH, whereas instinct is more swing friendly. the frame shape is very different too

The Extreme is not HH at all. In stock it's 8 points HL...

Guido B
05-11-2010, 05:20 PM
really? they were opposites to me. extreme is way HH, whereas instinct is more swing friendly. the frame shape is very different too

I'm playing with a LM Radical, I see similars the extreme and the instinct, compared with the Rad. Both are 100", width beam the pattern is not the same, but is opener. May be I'm wrong, I don't know

zapvor
05-11-2010, 05:22 PM
The Extreme is not HH at all. In stock it's 8 points HL...

really??? it swung HH to me. i hated it. go figure

Doubles
05-11-2010, 05:31 PM
really??? it swung HH to me. i hated it. go figure

Hmm, the MP strung is only 11.1 oz and and 6-8 points HL. The Pro is the same only 11.7 oz...